Betty Jo Bodine

Jul 02 1931 - Jul 22 2016

Betty Jo


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Betty Jo Rich Bodine was born July 2, 1931 in Whitewright, Texas to Joe Rich and Marie Christine McCoy Rich. She died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Mullican Care Center in Savoy, Texas at the age of 85.

Betty graduated from Whitewright High School in 1947. Shortly after graduating she married Ross Alexander in Whitewright; he preceded her in death on April 20, 1956. She later married Joseph Herbert "Joe" Bodine on February 15, 1957 in Dallas. She and Joe blended their families together and made a home. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and sister. She was greatly loved and will be missed.

Betty was active in her community. She and Joe were selected as Whitewright Citizens of the Year and they also served as Grand Marshall for the Whitewright Parade in 2012. She was a secretary for the Whitewright High School for 22 years, a long time member of the Bridge Club, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a long time member and was very active in the Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by husband of 59 years, Joe Bodine of Whitewright; daughter, Suzanne Goodfriend of Whitewright; son, Carlos Bodine and wife Dianna of Carrollton; son, Brad Alexander and wife Brenda of Melissa; son, Bruce Bodine and wife Pam of Bells; son, Bart Bodine of Whitewright; sister, Laura Rich of Richardson; grandchildren, Michael Todd, Rachel, Tonya and Sonya, Stephanie, Angela, Leslie, Jonathan, and Marka; 24 great-grandchildren; special friends, Marcus Pedersen and Sidney Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rodney Stanford and Rev. Roland Ouellette. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers will be Michael Todd Bodine, Jonathan Alexander, Jamie Lawrence, Mark Russell, Shane Daugherty, Brad McGee, Jordan Rush, and Josh Clouse. .

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM until service time at Bethel Baptist Church, Whitewright, Texas.